Employed as a resources development manager by staffing firm Modis in Sacramento, California, Joe Arrigo locates candidates for jobs in the engineering and information technology industries. As a high school senior, Joe Arrigo volunteered for Camp Ronald McDonald in Northern California.
Since 1992, the camp has provided recreation for children who are developmentally disabled or face other hardships. Located on 35 acres near Eagle Lake and Susanville, the facility offers hiking, arts and crafts, fishing, sailing, and other activities.
Basketball and volleyball courts, a wheelchair-accessible dock, a campfire pit, and an amphitheater are all available. Several sports can also be played on a grassy field. The site accommodates around 100 campers in nine cabins, each of which holds 13 children.
Expert assistance and coaching is provided by trained specialists in nutrition, nursing, social work, and therapeutic recreation. Interns work with diet experts to meet individual needs and plan menus that are a cut above the usual camp fare.
For more information about Camp Ronald McDonald, visit www.campronald.org/